Contents: Foreword; Chapter 1: The Inneses of Llanelli; Chapter 2: 1905-7; Chapter 3: 1908; Chapter 4: 1909; Chapter 5: 1910; Chapter 6: 1911; Chapter 7: 1912; Chapter 8: 1913; Chapter 9: 1914; Catalogue of works; Bibliography; Index.
John Hoole wrote his undergraduate thesis on Innes, Augustus John and Derwent Lees at the University of East Anglia in 1973 and subsequently organised an exhibition of Innes' work for Southampton Art Gallery in 1977. He was curator of Barbican Art Gallery, London from 1982 to 1998, where he organized or commissioned over 100 exhibitions on a wide range of British and international artists and movements, including Francis Bacon, Eric Gill, Patrick Heron, Alphonse Mucha, Pablo Picasso, Stanley Spencer and Vincent Van Gogh. Margaret Simons was born in Llanelli in 1935 and lived close to Innes' first two homes. She began her research on Innes to satisfy her curiosity about an artist whose Welsh landscapes are her own.
Nominated for the William M. B. Berger Prize for British Art History 2013/14 John Hoole (with contributions from MargaretSimons), has brought together the fruits of a further thirty years' research in a volume which finally allows the full extent of Innes's all-too-brief flowering to be seen and understood' (Timothy Wilcox, Burlington Magazine, CLVI, September 2014) 'Since colour is the very essence of Innes's claim to fmae, this achievement [the inclusion of colour plates of so many of the artist's works] is greatly to be welcomed, and will enable his work to be apreciated in a wider, international context, as it surely deserves.' (Timothy Wilcox, Burlington Magazine, CLVI, September 2014)